Degenerative Scoliosis Surgery

The main reason for the surgery here is to relieve leg pain stemmed from neural compression. Thus, the principal objective of degenerative scoliosis surgery is decompression. Also, the main reason for performing fusion is the increased risk of deformity progression after the decompression. Fusion is performed from the lower thoracic spine or upper lumbar spine to L5 and not to the sacrum. The patient otherwise has satisfactory coronal and sagittal alignment without any thoracolumbar kyphosis or thoracic kyphosis. The principal goal is to prevent further progression of the deformity and achieving balance rather than to correct the deformity.

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